Archbishop Welby to marry Harry and Meghan

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry later in the year

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will marry Prince Harry and Meghan Markle later in the year, it has been confirmed.

He will oversee the formal ceremony in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19.

After the ceremony, the couple (pictured above) will process through the town in front of well-wishers before returning to the castle.

Archbishop Welby

Mr Welby is understood to be the first Archbishop of Canterbury to preside over the wedding of a divorcee in modern times.

The 36-year-old American-born actress was married to actor and producer Trevor Engelson between 2011 and 2013.

Her engagement to Prince Harry, who is 33 and fifth in line to the British throne, was announced in November.

Ahead of the wedding Ms Markle is to be converted to the Church of England, whose mother church is Canterbury Cathedral.

The wedding itself will take place at noon and at 1pm the couple will process in horse-drawn carriages around Windsor.

Kensington Palace said: “They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day.”

Festivities are likely to have died down by the time the FA Cup Final kicks off at 5.30pm on the same day.

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